Using a qualitative approach, data was collected from two unique cases through detailed observations of classroom practice, audio-taped lessons, an initial and a follow up interview, artifacts and an initial survey. Scarcella's (2003) framework on academic language was used to analyze the different components of academic language of the science instruction. A theoretical framework from Stoddart et al. on levels of integrated planning expertise and Dell' Alba a Sandberg's concept of embodied understanding of practice also informed the study.Understanding how teachers organize their instructional time and what opportunities they plan to facilitate growth in academic language in both Spanish and English in science is a focus of this study and will be discussed in this section. ... apply differentiated instruction through thoughtful and collaborative planning time based on spiral reflective teaching, the ability to plan interdisciplinary topics aroundanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Challenge of Developing Academic Language in Spanish and English Through Science: The Case of Two Teachers' Strategic Teaching Practices|
|Author||:||Sandra Patricia Mercuri|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|